Wondrous Words

I stole this cute little pic from Bermuda Onion – she’s considering a new meme and I’m hoping this pushes her in the right direction! I am a day late for Wondrous Words Wednesday, but it’s never too late for a new word, right?

Here’s the word I had to stop and look up, because I had only a vague idea of the meaning. From The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway:

“They have co-opted the butter dish (the Moon) , the cake plate (the Earth) and a mango (the Sun, acknowledged to be much farther away and not to scale, but equally a necessary component in their orrery)”

orrery: mechanical device that illustrates the relative positions and motions of the planets and moons in the solar system in a heliocentric model

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